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Megan Cromarty to serve as 2026 Arctic Winter Games general manager

Former Team Yukon athlete says she’s honoured to take on GM role
Megan Cromarty is seen in downtown Whitehorse. Cromarty will serve as the general manager for the 2026 Arctic Winter Games. (Courtesy/Sarah Lewis Photography)

A former Team Yukon athlete who competed in two Arctic Winter Games will serve as the general manager for the 2026 games set to be hosted in Whitehorse.

The games’ host society announced Megan Cromarty as the general manager, highlighting her long-time experience in Yukon sports.

As noted in a statement, Cromarty’s passion for the Arctic Winter Games began when she represented the Yukon at the 1998 and 2000 games.

Over the last decade, she’s worked in various roles in the territory’s sports and recreation sector. She has been involved in six Arctic Winter Games, including as the chef de mission for Team Yukon at the 2023 games in Wood Buffalo, Alta. She’s also been involved with six other multi-sporting events involving Team Yukon.

As 2026 AWG host society president Tracy Bilsky noted in the statement announcing Cromarty as general manager, “The host society is elated to have discovered a general manager as experienced and passionate about the Arctic Winter Games as Megan Cromarty. Her leadership, drive and dedication to excellence promise to elevate the success of the 2026 event. We share the same vision, and I eagerly anticipate collaborating with her over the next two years to deliver a phenomenal experience for visitors and Yukoners alike.”

Cromarty said in the statement she’s looking forward to her term as general manager getting underway. She will begin serving in the role on March 11.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to take on this position,” she said. “I look forward to helping lead the community in developing a games that not only celebrates the athletes but also showcases our city and territory. I want to create an unforgettable experience for everyone involved by celebrating the culture of our local First Nations and our passionate sport community as well as all hard-working local businesses and volunteers that make it possible to host events like these.”

The next edition of the games, which draws athletes from across the circumpolar north, is scheduled for March 10 to 16 in Mat-Su, Alaska. The 2026 games will take place in Whitehorse in March 2026.

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I joined Black Press in 2019 as a reporter for the Yukon News, becoming editor in February 2023.
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